2020 Events in Saxony and Thuringia

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Music, arts, culture, food and fun – here’s a list of 2020 events in the Cultural Heart of Germany regions of Saxony and Thuringia:

February 2020

29 February, Dresden
Reopening Old Masters Picture Gallery, Zwinger
www.skd.museum

March 2020

6 March to 14 June, Leipzig
Exhibition “Klinger 2020 –Max Klinger“
Museum of Fine Arts
mdbk.de/en/

19 to 22 March
Bach Festival, Arnstadt

April 2020

3 to 26 April, across Thuringia
Thuringian Bach Festival
www.thueringer-bachwochen.de/en/

25 April to 1 November, Zwickau, Chemnitz
Boom. 500 years of industrial heritage in Saxony
www.boom-sachsen.de/en/

May 2020

1 May, Dresden
Steamboat parade on Elbe river
www.saechsische-dampfschiffahrt.de

12 May to 12 June, Dresden
Dresden Music Festival
2020 motto: Inspiration Nature
www.musikfestspiele.com/en/music-festival/

16 May to 30 August, Dresden
Ernst Barlach retrospective on the occasion of his 150th birthday
www.skd.museum/en/

20 to 24 May, Leipzig
Richard Wagner Festival
www.oper-leipzig.de

29 May to 1 June, Leipzig
Wave Gothic Festival
www.leipzig.travel

June 2020
11 to 21 June, Leipzig
Bach Festival „Bach – We are Family”
www.bachfestleipzig.de/en

19 to 21 June, Erfurt
Merchants’ Bridge Festival
www.erfurt-tourismus.de/en

21 June to 21 June, Weimar
Weimar Summer festival
www.weimar.de/en

26 June to 11 October, Leipzig
Neo Rauch exhibition
Museum of Fine Arts
mdbk.de/en

July 2020

2 to 5 July, Rudolstadt
Rudolstadt Festival, biggest folk and world music festival in Germany
rudolstadt-festival.de/en/

3 to 23 July, Gotha
Ekhof Festival, Ekhof Theatre at Friedenstein Palace
Opera and theatre in the world’s oldest barque theatre

11 July to 2 August, Erfurt
Cathedral Steps Festival: Nabucco
www.erfurt-tourismus.de/en

26 July, Zwickau
August Horch classic cars rallye
www.horch-museum.de

August 2020

2 to 16 August, Moritzburg
28th Moritzburg Festival, international chamber music
www.moritzburgfestival.de

7 to 9 August, Saalburg
SMS. SonneMondSterne, electronic dance music festival
www.sonnemondsterne.de

September 2020

12 to 20 September, Leipzig
Schumann Festival Week
https://www.schumannhaus.de/en/

October 2020
9 to 11 October, Weimar
367th Weimar Onion Market
www.weimar.de/en

28 October to 1 November, Eisenach
Bach Festival